Having fun is just the beginning! Our award-winning curricula and exceptional educators provide engaging musical learning experiences during the years most critical to brain development. The activities and relationships you enjoy will develop and strengthen neural pathways, enhance your growing parent-child bond, and help you understand the how's and why's of your child's development. Registration cost includes tuition and materials. All registrations are taken online through the Community Music School of Webster University, www.webster.edu/cms or you may contact us at 314.968.5939 for more information.
Location: The Lodge Des Peres Activity Room
KINDERMUSIK® PLAYDATEAre you interested in learning more about Kindermusik before committing to a full semester? Are you unsure how your baby or child will respond in a group setting? Come join us for a musical playdate and see firsthand how singing, moving, playing instruments, and dancing together has the power to keep us connected, fuel our brains, drive our creativity, and bring us joy. For families new to Kindermusik.
Materials included in the cost: access to class music on the Kindermusik app
Curriculum: “A Sprinkle of Hope”
Ages: birth – 5 years with parent or caregiver
KINDERMUSIK® FOUNDATIONSKindermusik Foundations classes provide a welcoming environment where caregivers connect and support each other while babies explore and react to new sounds, sensations, and objects. Shared activities support baby’s development and strengthen your connection with your child during this crucial time. Swish, vroom, clickety-clack...we're on the go! Sing "Little Red Caboose," hold on tightly while "Riding in the Buggy," and "Zoom-e-oh!" Then slow things down for a little cuddle time with "Wee Willie Winkie" and "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland."
Materials included in the cost: access to class music and digital activities on the Kindermusik app, 2 colorful board books, a pair of shape shakers and baby bell instruments.
Curriculum: "Zoom Buggy!" and "Dream Pillow"
Cost: $296 (There is an optional 7-week Mini Session for $167 that includes tuition and materials for "Zoom Buggy!" OR "Dream Pillow" unit only).
Ages: Birth - 18 months with parent or caregiver
Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:10 p.m., January 31 – May 9 (no class 3/21)
Wednesday, 11:00 – 11:40 a.m., February 1 – May 10 (no class 3/22)
KINDERMUSIK® LEVEL 2Our Level 2 classes encourage older toddlers to initiate their own ideas and explore their creativity. Each class offers plenty of fun outlets for toddler-style energy, promoting cognitive development through singing, dancing, and instrument play. Better still, you'll have the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers who are also experiencing the joys and complexities of these busy years, while learning to use music to create and simplify routines at home. Capture the joy of everyday activities with music! Cook and sing to “The Muffin Man,” dust and clean to the original song “In My House,” do laundry to the delightful poem “Washing Machine” and much more.
Materials included in the cost: access to class music and digital activities on the Kindermusik app, two interactive storybooks – At My House and Milk & Cookies , a Home Activity Book, and a stir xylophone.
Curriculum: "Milk & Cookies"
Ages: 18 months - 3 1/2 years with parent or caregiver
Tuesday, 9:15 – 9:55 a.m., January 31 – May 9 (no class 3/21)
Tuesday, 10:15 – 10:55 a.m., January 31 – May 9 (no class 3/21)
Wednesday, 10 – 10:40 a.m., February 1 – May 10 (no class 3/22)
KINDERMUSIK® LEVEL 4Level 4 classes offer children exciting first experiences with musical symbols and more complex instruments, laying the groundwork for formal music instruction. You'll join the fun and watch as your child begins to master music terms and concepts, building a strong foundation for learning in other subjects like math, reading, and writing. For children, all sound is a reason to create, explore, and learn. We’ll develop listening skills, investigate the science of sound, explore graphic notation and creative expression, and learn about the key-board music of Bach.
Materials included in the cost: access to class music and digital activities on the Kindermusik app, three picture books, a pair of spring castanets and lummi sticks.
Curriculum: "Sounds Abound/Rhythms of the Land/All Keyed Up"
Ages: For ages 3 1/2 - 5 years; caregiver attends last 15 minutes of class.
Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., January 31 – May 9 (no class 3/21)
Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m., February 1 – May 10 (no class 3/22)
Location: The Lodge Des Peres Activity Room